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Monday, July 06, 2015

Sofitel Philippine Plaza celebrates “Gastronomie A Paris” - a French month this July 2015

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015
Foei gras galore at Sofitel

The month of July is were Sofitel Philippine Plaza celebrates and pays homage to Sofitel's French history, culture and tradition. If you are looking for an authentic French cuisine, then you have to check out Sofitel's Gastronomie A Paris, a month celebration of gastronomy and wine.


Sofitel Philippine Plaza invited French master chef Matthieu Garrel of the famed Paris restaurant Le Belisaire to cook the best food prepared in a French way. Master chef Garrel is an artisan awarded as Maitre Cuisinier de France 2014 (Master Chef of France).

Food prepared by Chef Garrel will be available in a special scheduled dining event and also available through out the month of July in Spiral, you can find his food specials at the European section, just check the label and a photo of him at the buffet area.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Sofitel Philippine Plaza

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Spiral 21 Atelier

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Inside Spiral

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Chef Matthieu Garrel at the demo cooking using local produce ingredients plus French culinary artistry of a master chef

1. Chef Matthieu Garrel exclusives

Chef Garrel and Sofitel Chef Bettina Arguelles will cook for you and feature 3 specialty dishes

July 4, 2015 at the Sunset Bar 6pm-1030pm
available at PHP 2,700 nett per person

2. Chef Matthieu Garrel live cooking
Chef Garrel will feature the Le Belisaire dishes
July 3 to 7, 2015 at the Spiral French stove

3. Chef Matthieu Garrel's French dishes
July 8-31, 2015 at Spiral

4. Chef Matthieu Garrel’s Le Bélisaire book
Signed copies will go on sale at Spiral 2 Go on July 3 to 8, 2015.


5. AN EVENING IN PARIS
Spiral | Monday 6th of July 2015 | 7pm to 10.30pm

Gourmands are transported to An Evening in Paris as they embark on a feast for the senses and inimitable journey of taste. Chef Matthieu Garrel presents sumptuous dishes from his collection of culinary masterpieces featuring Ravioles Au Homard (Lobster Raviole), Foie Gras Poêle Legumes et Coques (Pan-fried Foie Gras, Vegetables and Clams), Duo De Canard aux Asperges Sauvages (Duck Two Ways with Asparagus) and Moelleux Chaud au Chocolat du Bélisaire (Bélisaire Chocolate Meolleux). Indulge in delightful pairing as the featured offerings are enhanced with the enviable collection of wine by Gustave Lorentz and Bernard Magrez in a gathering tailored for the most discerning of gourmands and connoisseurs. Be part of this magnifique voyage of gastronomy and wine at Sofitel.

Rate is set at Php3,250+++ per person.

6. BASTILLE DAY AT SPIRAL
Sunday to Tuesday, 12th to 14th July 2015

Be part of historic reminiscence as the most interactive dining destination Spiral commemorates Bastille Day. Featuring an enriched selection through the 21 dining ateliers, thematic cocktails, French-inspired styling and live entertainment from the 12th to the 14th of July 2015, enjoy the elevated distinction of a gastronomic voyage truly French, truly Sofitel. A scenic view of a special fireworks display is in store for our discerning gourmands on the 12th of July 2015.
Sunday Brunch is available at Php3,650+++ per adult and Php1,600+++ per child. Sunday Dinner is available at Php2,750+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.

7. BASTILLE DAY AT SUNSET BAR
Sunday, 12th of July 2015 | 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Dine al fresco in a commemorative gastronomic feast as Sunset Bar reminisces over revolutionary France culminating on Bastille Day. Sunset Bar features its signature barbecued specialties enhanced with thematic revolutionary cocktails, live entertainment and a magnifique fireworks display. Rate is set at Php2,450+++ per adult and Php1,225+++ per child.

8. EPICUREAN VOYAGE AT LE BAR
Le Bar | Saturday to Tuesday, July 4 – 7, 2015

Dine in a setting of lavish interiors enhanced by live entertainment as Le Bar presents Chef Matthieu Garrel’s special set menu. A 4-course culinary offering featuring Roasted Bone Marrow and Foie Gras, Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Vegetables and Clams, Duck Two Ways with Asparagus and Bélisaire Chocolate Moelleux paired with a selection of wine from some of the finest vineyards in France, the featured epicurean voyage of Le Bar is a decadent feast of the senses.
Chef Matthieu Garrel’s Special Set Menu is available for a limited period at Php2,500+ for the set menu and Php5,000+ for set menu with wine pairing.

9. PÉTANQUE AT SUNSET BAR
Available daily for the month of July | 3pm to 6pm

For a slice of outdoor recreation, unwind with friends and colleagues with a friendly game of Pétanque. A form of boules where participants throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small target, a wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack while standing inside a
designated circle, this friendly game of precision is available daily from 3pm to 6pm at Sunset Bar. Spend leisurely Sundays with this interactive game available with a special offer of Pernod Ricard from the 5th of July 2015. Featured beverage is available starting at Php250+.

For inquiries and reservations for July featured offers, please call +63-2 832 6988 or
email H6308-fb12@sofitel.com


French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Meet up with the Master chef…looks serious but he is a jolly chef that you will love to talk to.
He always shouts.. “Mabuhay!!”

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Ciroc rose De Matin cocktail, its inspired by Accor's and CIROC Vodka -- an exotic blend of Ciroc vodka and rosé wine, balanced with zesty lemon juice with hint of rose water.
We tried this durng the opening of the French month at Sofitel, and its good...but take note: it can still give you a tipsy feeling...but over all..I like it --- I got two glasses of this cocktail.
The Ciroc Rose de Matin is available in all dining outlets at Php510+ for the month of July.




And here’s some food from Chef Garrel

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Hot Oysters and Champagne sauce


French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Homards en Macedoine

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Bone marrow and foie gras

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Pot au feu breton

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Chocolate Moelleux


French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Verbena creme brulee


French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Chocolate truffles

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Chocolate truffles

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Duck and asparagus

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Duck and Asparagus

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

My plate…trying the ---- duck and asparagus, mussels, Pot au feu breton and foie gras with veggies


Sofitel Philippine Plaza

You can spot Chef Garrel’s food at the Spiral buffet with this label.


French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015

Chef Garrel’s sandwich spread creations…also available at Spiral 2 Go.



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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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